Watch Foghat’s “Fool For The City” Reunion Performance
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Relive the boogie magic of Foghat’s reunion tour with this energetic performance of “Fool for the City.” The video can be watched below.
The album Fool for the City, which was released in September 1975, continued the burgeoning custom of tongue-in-cheek Foghat album titles and/or covers with a photograph that featured Roger Earl seated next to a manhole, into which he had dropped a fishing line. The ideal encapsulation of the grittier, more lighthearted groove that the band had found themselves in.
This was the band’s first album to be certified platinum and contained “Slow Ride” which is considered to be the band’s signature song. This was also the first album that the band recorded after founding member Tony Stevens left the band. It featured producer Nick Jameson on bass and keyboards, who had previously worked with the band.
In 1998, Lonesome Dave Peverett was diagnosed with cancer and decided that he would like to tour with the original members of Foghat again in 1999. With Earl Price’s decision not to resume touring, Dave calls his old friend Bryan Bassett, who is traveling with Molly Hatchet, and asks him to join the band. With Dave along with original members Tony Stevens, Roger Earl, and newly-recruited Bassett, they went and blew the stage night after night. Dave was a hero playing in front of the audience while undergoing chemotherapy, and he can be seen enjoying the stage once again with the classic members at the Party On The Plaza in Houston, Texas, in 1999
Watch Foghat with their epic performance of “Fool for the City” here.